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Old 06-12-2010, 08:16 PM   #136
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Transalp Centre stand

I would also be interested in a center stand for a 87 Transalp Canadian which I think would be the same fit as the 89 US I will keep checking back for updates.
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:52 AM   #137
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I would also be interested in a center stand for a 87 Transalp Canadian which I think would be the same fit as the 89 US I will keep checking back for updates.
I am trying to get in contact with one of the owners near me. Hopefully he is out riding and will get back to me soon.

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Old 06-17-2010, 07:55 PM   #138
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The local owner got in touch with me and will have the bike available the middle of July.

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Old 06-19-2010, 03:47 PM   #139
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I went and checked the frame on the XR600 today. It does appear to be identical to the XR650L where the stand connects. I was pretty sure they we different from other pictures I saw. I looked at a 96. I would need a picture to verify the frame on earlier models. I have only one request and don't expect many more. But if some one is interested let me know.

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Old 06-19-2010, 08:04 PM   #140
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The local owner got in touch with me and will have the bike available the middle of July.

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WhooHooo! Thanks Mike!
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Old 07-03-2010, 05:42 PM   #141
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WhooHooo! Thanks Mike!
I'll be waiting in line after Dave!
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:56 AM   #142
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Wink Cigar Mike Rocks!

Excellent workmanship. Installation was simple even for someone as mechanically challenged as me. The front/rear balance is probably around 51/49, so I use a bit of nylon web strap between the stand's crossbar and the engine guard to make sure the bike doesn't come off the stand when I'm working on it.

Oddly enough, aside from fitting perfectly out of the box, the things that impressed me the most were the little touches: Mike included a length of velcro to wrap the front brake lever on so the bike won't roll off the stand so easily, and that he fixed these washers to the bracket so that there's one less thing to fiddle with while bolting it up.

Mike, I'm really happy with this, and I hope I never need to use it when I do the TLH next summer...
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:28 AM   #143
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Excellent workmanship. Installation was simple even for someone as mechanically challenged as me. The front/rear balance is probably around 51/49, so I use a bit of nylon web strap between the stand's crossbar and the engine guard to make sure the bike doesn't come off the stand when I'm working on it.

Oddly enough, aside from fitting perfectly out of the box, the things that impressed me the most were the little touches: Mike included a length of velcro to wrap the front brake lever on so the bike won't roll off the stand so easily, and that he fixed these washers to the bracket so that there's one less thing to fiddle with while bolting it up.

Mike, I'm really happy with this, and I hope I never need to use it when I do the TLH next summer...
Thanks for the kind words. But I have to come clean on the washers. I must have put the parts together while the paint was still tacky.

I hope you do not need to use it for anything but lubing the chain. But after fixing a flat in Utah in 100 degree weather by propping it up on the side stand. After pinching the tube and having to do it a second time and trying to keep the bike from moving. I decided I needed a center stand. If this would not have happened I may have never have built the first one.

The strap idea was stolen from the member that makes the trail stand found here in vendors. It is surprising how hard it is to roll the bike off the stand with the strap in place.

I will keep and eye out for the RR on your adventure.

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Old 08-03-2010, 03:46 PM   #144
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Transalp available

It sounds like you already have a Transalp to work from, but if for some reason that doesn't pan out, you can use mine. It's a 1989 North American model. I live in SE Denver, just north of I-25 and I-225.

The bad: the bike has been modified out the wazoo. It has a huge, heavy skid plate, and everything forward of the tripletree (and maybe that as well) was replaced after some previous owner crashed it. I've also been told by others that it looks like it's been lowered.


Personally I don't think I want a center stand but I'm happy to help out others who want to order one.

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Old 08-03-2010, 04:41 PM   #145
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It sounds like you already have a Transalp to work from, but if for some reason that doesn't pan out, you can use mine. It's a 1989 North American model. I live in SE Denver, just north of I-25 and I-225.

The bad: the bike has been modified out the wazoo. It has a huge, heavy skid plate, and everything forward of the tripletree (and maybe that as well) was replaced after some previous owner crashed it. I've also been told by others that it looks like it's been lowered.


Personally I don't think I want a center stand but I'm happy to help out others who want to order one.

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That is very nice of you. So far I have not been able to get my hands on one. If I am able to see what is needed to fit a stand, adjusting the height is a simple matter.

I will try and get in touch with the other owners first. If I don't have any luck I will send you a PM.

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Old 08-03-2010, 11:36 PM   #146
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Very nice of you, tgeliot.
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:23 AM   #147
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Cigar Mike's will be closed from 8-17 to 9-24. I will be out of town and will not be able to respond to requests for stands.

I never did get a hold of a Transalp. It will have to wait until I get back.

I will be working on a couple of new models in addition to the Transalp this fall and winter.

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Old 08-29-2010, 06:25 PM   #148
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Transalp centerstand

Just a bump to let you know I am still interested in a centerstand for the Alp when it becomes available hopefully by 2011 spring. Cheers and have a safe Adventure.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:45 PM   #149
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I will open up shop again in a couple of days. Before I start working on new models I have a few orders to take care of. It also appears that the new TE/SM 630 Huskies share the same frame with the 610, and the 610 stand will fit the 630 with an adjustment for height.

The reason I decided to make the first stands. Sure makes it easier fixing flats on the way back after a long day.


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Old 09-29-2010, 10:03 AM   #150
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Wink Transalp, US model 1989....put me on the list!

Whenver one becomes available.........let me know.....chuck.....
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